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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Oct. 20-26)

Today, 2 p.m.: Buffalo Writing Salon workshop with Pat Pendleton. C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $10 to $12. Visit www.buffalowritingsalon.blogspot.com for information.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book-signing by Boston-based former investigative reporter and business journalist Ron MacLean, author of the new literary thriller “Headlong” (Last Light Studio), described as a novel about fathers, sons, ecoterrorism, murder, immaturity, anarchism, marriage, friendship and failure.” MacLean is the former executive director of Grub Street, Boston’s independent writing center. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Readings at the RIC Series featuring poets Lisa Jarnot and Michael Steffen. Jarnot, a Buffalo-area native who graduated from the University at Buffalo before earning her MFA at Brown University, is the author of 16 books, the most recent of which are “Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus: A Biography” (University of California Press, 2012), nominated for National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography in 2012; and “Joie de Vivre: Selected Poems 1992–2012” (City Lights Books, 2013). Steffen is the author of three collections of poetry, “No Good at Sea” (Legible Press, 2002), “Heart Murmur” (Bordighera Press, 2009), and “Bad Behavior” (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2012). He lives in Lancaster. Resource and Information Commons, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

Thursday, 9:45 A.M.: Villa Maria College Reading Series featuring a reading and workshop with Ohio-based poet and literary translator Don Cellini, author of “Approximations / Aproximaciones” (2005) and “Inkblots” (2008) from March Street Press and “Translate into English: Prose Poems” (Mayapple Press, 2010). Recital Hall, Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Write Thing Series present a reading and demonstration of digital literature by Alan Bigelow, professor of humanities at Medaille College and an international award-winning expert and thought leader in the field. Bigelow is the founder and developer of the digital literature website WEBYARNS (http://www.webyarns.com). Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Main Building, Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle.

Thursday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Robert Fitterman, whose work has been described as “radical appropriation that aims to critique institutions by repurposing the languages of those institutions (e.g., corporate, network, consumerist).” He is the author of over a dozen books including the four-volume poem “Metropolis,” and other titles including “now we are friends” (2010), “Rob the Plagiarist” (2009), “war, the musical” (2006), “The Decline and Fall Of The Roman Empire” (2004) and “Notes On Conceptualisms” (co-authored with Vanessa Place, 2009). Fitterman is also founder of the international artists and writers group Collective Task. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. (at Mohawk Street).

Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet Jennifer Campbell, Erie Community College North professor of English and author of the collections “Supposed to Love” (Saddle Road Press, 2013) and “Driving Straight Through” (Foothills Publishing, 2008). Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: American Repertory Theatre and Living Poets Society present “Steel Bellow,” a new reading series sponsored by the Buffalo-based poetry magazine of the same name. This month’s featured poets include Fred Whitehead, Ambiguously Aged Ricky (aka Indio Cortez) and Jeffrey Charles Naish. Additional reading slots available. 16 Linwood Ave. $5.

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